September 16th Bulletin

September 16, 2018

Wisdom for the Week: …my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. James 1:19

Call to worship (based on Psalm 146)
Come, now is the time to worship SJ 9
Now thank we all our God HWB 86
Wisdom sayings from Proverbs 10:19-21
Listen, God is calling SJ 42
Reader’s theatre
James 1:19-27
Children’s time
Sermon: Can we listen?
I long for your commandments HWB 543
Children’s Sunday School begins
Congregational prayer
Witness moment
Guide my feet HWB 546

A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors are Brandon Gingerich and Ben Winter. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office

Leading Us In Worship:
Preservice, offertory, postlude – Ben Winter
Worship leader – Kim Lichti
Accompanists – Jean Gingerich, Delphine Schwartzentruber
Song leader – Tim Miller Dyck
Children’s time – Gladys Bender
Sermon – Pastor Steve Drudge
Congregational prayer – Pastor Sara Erb
Witness moment – Gord Roth


Coffee, tea & juice available in the fellowship hall following the service.
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7) lower auditorium. When God gives us a dream, He will see it through.
11:15 a.m.
– Youth (grade 8 & up) – lower auditorium room # 004
– Adult Christian education – discussion of James 2:19-27 led by Gladys Bender. Meeting in the sanctuary. Please assemble promptly at 11:15.
2:30 p.m. – Tri-County Mennonite Homes service of celebration, commemorating 50 years. Event takes place in the fellowship hall.


Monday – church office closed.

Monday & Wednesday – Please note: Tri-County Mennonite Homes Envisioning the Future presentation and Remember & Celebrate Nithview has been postponed to a later date due to a respiratory outbreak.

Monday – Saturday – Peace Week. Take part in peace-related events and initiatives in Waterloo Region.

7:00 p.m. – You are invited to the Tri-County Mennonite Homes Annual Meeting at Avon Mennonite Church, 90 Greenwood Crt., Stratford. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the meeting. Steinmann Church delegates are: Ardys Brenneman, David Seyler and Melody Steinman.
7:00 p.m. – Vision Focus Team meets in room 114.

7:00 p.m. – Care Team meeting.
7:00 p.m. – Gym rented

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Courage for Caregivers retreat at Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph. Cost: $75. Register: See bulletin board or talk to our Parish Nurse, Ardys Brenneman.

4-7 p.m. – Wilmot Summer Market in the east parking lot.

7:00 p.m. – Gym rented

Friday-Sunday – Theatre of the Beat. Nine playwrights from across North America have each written a scene to explore the realities of sexual misconduct, power, and abuse within our church communities. At Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. Tickets: $16 on-line from the Conrad Centre or call 519.745.4711 x1.

Friday & Saturday
Mennonite Central Committee Marketplace in the Atrium at 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener. Proceeds support MCC’s relief, development and peace-building here at home and around the world. See bulletin board.

10,000 Steps for Shalom, a fundraising walk/run for mental health. Sign up as an individual or a team at or call 519.886.9690.

12 – 4 p.m. -Tri County Mennonite Homes Reunion in the fellowship hall. Music, food and reminiscing. All are welcome.

3:00 p.m. – Single or Single Again hike at The Mill Race Trail in St. Jacobs. Dinner to follow at approximately 5 p.m. at the Harvest Moon in St. Jacobs. In case of bad weather they will still meet for dinner. Call Sandy at 519.662.2971 so she can make reservations at the restaurant.


9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Scripture: James 2:14-26.
Sermon: A faith well lived.
Speaker: Pastor Sara Erb.
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Christian education (preschool to grade 7.)
11:15 a.m. – Youth (grade 8 & up) & Adult Christian education.
7:30 p.m. – Ecumenical prayer service with Taizé songs at Erb Street Mennonite Church, 131 Erb Street West, Waterloo.

MYF (High School)

Sept. 21 (Fri.) 7 p.m. – Adventures at the MacLaurin’s. Dress for outdoor activities.

Sept. 28 (Sat.) 6:30 p.m. (note different start time) – Food drive for Wilmot Family Resource Center. Meet at Steve and Lynelle Drudge’s. We will be collecting food bank items in the community, dress to be outside. And if you have one – bring a little wagon with you!

Oct. 5 No MYF – Thanksgiving weekend


Sept. 19 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group. We would like to extend an invitation to all women to a bi-weekly gathering. Our first meeting will be a time to share stories and look at options for the Fall. We will meet at Darlene Gingerich’s (76 Nithview Crt., New Hamburg.) For more information contact Joy Wagler or Darlene.

Oct. 4 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Video series “Truth Factor.” Meeting by the church library. For more information contact Wes Leis.


Sept. 24 (Mon.) 7:00 p.m. – An evening for parents with Paul Davis who will speak on social networking and online safety. Meeting takes place at Waterloo-Oxford Secondary school.

Sept. 24 (Mon.) or 25 (Tues.) – Fall Seniors’ Retreat at Hidden Acres. Guest speaker: Bryan Moyer Suderman. Brochures are on the table by the mailboxes or call 519.625.8602. Register by September 17th.

Sept. 25 (Tues.) 12 noon-2 p.m. – Seniors Kitchen Table conversation at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Topic: Our Neighbours, the Low German speaking population. Light lunch served. Suggested donation $10.

Sept. 26 (Wed.) 6:00- 7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE begins! Children grades 1 – 6 are invited to come for an evening of fun, snacks, and Bible time. Talk to Ashley Drudge, Melissa Gingerich, Ryan Roth, or Pastor Myrna for more information, and register online at

Sept. 27 (Thurs.) 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5-7:30 p.m. – Wilmot Family Resource Centre Poor Boy’s Luncheon at the New Hamburg Community Centre. Tickets: $8/person; $30/family (4 or more). Order by email: or call 519.662.2731. See bulletin board.

Sept. 29 (Sat.) 2-4 p.m. – Open House for the AL Lababidi newcomer family in the fellowship hall. It is an opportunity for Stonecroft/Steinmann volunteers, friends and anyone wanting to congratulate Fadi, Hayat, Tariq and new son Morad in honour of their one year anniversary of settlement in New Hamburg.

Sept. 29 (Sat.) – MCC Ride for Refuge. For more information call 519.745.8458 or email

Sept. 29 (Sat.) – FaithTech Talks event at Maxwell’s Concerts and Events, 35 University Ave. East, Waterloo. Tickets at

Sept. 29 (Sat.) 4:00 p.m. – Canadian Foodgrains Bank Celebration at Wilmot Mennonite Church. Outdoor concert by Rescue Junction will be followed by a pulled pork supper. Tickets are $25. Call 519.634.5030 or email:

Sept. 30 (Sun.) – Timothy Epp, Associate Professor of Sociology at Redeemer University College and a member of the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, will present his research on the History of Black/Mennonite Interaction in Peel Township. He will share during Adult Sunday School and, following lunch, lead a bus tour of the numerous black settlements in the area. Bus tour departs SMC at 1:00 beginning in Glen Allan and proceeding through the communities of Macton, Wallenstein, Yatton, and former African Methodist Episcopal Churches in the area. The cost of the bus is $15.00 per person. Please join us and sign up as soon as possible, capacity of 48 people.

Sept. 30 (Sun.) 7 p.m. – Adult Bible Quizzing Fundraiser: The book of Luke. Interested in joining the Steinmann Team? Talk to Pastor Sara. This is a fundraiser for Pastors in Exile. To donate to the SMC team, visit , or talk to any one of the quizzers: Suzanne Bender, Steve Carter, Sara Erb. Melissa Gingerich, Tim Miller Dyck, Myrna Miller Dyck, David Martin, Joanne Schwartzentruber, Pat Wagler.

Oct. 1 (Mon.) – Volunteers from Steinmann are needed to help with “wipe cutting” at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre. Bring a friend.

Oct. 11 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Dean Peachy, 2018 recipient of the Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award, will speak on his current work while also reminiscing about the early years as the Peace and Conflict Studies program was emerging at the University of Waterloo.

Oct. 13 (Sat.) 5 p.m. – House of Friendship’s Friendship Dinner at Rockway Mennonite Colligate, Kitchener. Speaker: Tasneem Jamal. Tickets: $75/person. Tickets available from Gord Roth, or call Shelly at 519.742.8327 x 131 or See bulletin board.

Oct. 13 (Sat.) – Empty Bowls for Haiti Mennonite Central Committee fundraiser in the fellowship hall. Sittings at 5 & 7 p.m. Reserve by calling 519.745.8458 or online at

Oct. 13 (Sat.) – Crosshill Mennonite Church Annual Beef BBQ. Continuous seating from 5—8 p.m. Dinner is by donation and reserved tickets are available by calling the church at 519.699.5299 or emailing Entertainment at 8 p.m.


1. Live-streamed public lecture, Science and Faith: Conflicting or Enriching with Dr. Alister McGrath: Sept. 18 and 19. See

2. Tumultuous Times: Canada and World War 1 – A Lecture Series to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI. Hear from historians as they explore the military, social, cultural, and medical repercussions of World War I. Tuesdays in October at St. George’s Parish Hall from 10 a.m.–noon. Tickets are $20 for the entire lecture series, or $5 per lecture at the door. Tickets: 519.662.3450.

3. Menno Youth Singers are still accepting new singers. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church, Kitchener. If you are between 14 and30 and like to sing, this is the place for you! See for registration and other information.

4. Risk of a postal strike – If there is a postal strike after September 26, delivery of Canadian Mennonite magazine may be delayed. Subscribers are welcome to add email delivery to a print sub-scription. The PDF is emailed to you on the day the magazine gets printed. To add digital delivery, please email and include your name, address and subscription number (see your mailing label; it begins with an A).


• Congratulations to Erma & Ervin Steinmann, who will be celebrating their 67th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, September 22nd.


• Heart surgery on Wednesday went as planned for Lindley, infant granddaughter of Bruce and Barb Schumm. Continue to pray for her and parents Kevin and Jayne. Care continues in Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.

Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Road West Baden, Ontario Canada N3A 3K8 Founded: 1824